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Funding News - Persons with Epilepsy Sought for Study

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NINDS is seeking individuals with seizures that are not controlled by medication for a research study to better understand uncontrolled seizures and to train neurologists and neurosurgeons in the management of uncontrolled epilepsy.  Standard epilepsy treatment, including epilepsy surgery if needed, is provided to participants.

Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older, and will be evaluated with standard epilepsy testing, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head, blood tests, video electroencephalography, and neurological examinations.  This study will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.  Participants will be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center for about 2 weeks for testing and possible surgery and recovery, and will return for outpatient visits 3, 12, and 24 months after surgery.  If surgery is not performed, no further follow-up will be required after the initial 2-week hospital stay. There is no charge for study-related tests and procedures; some travel costs may be reimbursed. 

For more information, contact the Patient Recruitment Office at 800-411-1222 or, or Gretchen Scott, RN, at 301-496-2921. Please refer to study number 11-N-0051.